“I will tell you one thing, and that is our show next year is our last year of the show.” Those, the laconic words from Jack Donaghy himself in a recent interview with Vulture.
Baldwin remorselessly dropped the bomb at the National Dance Institute‘s annual fund-raising gala where he was being honoured for his contribution to culture in New York City. His sentiments towards Tina Fey were equally as convincing. “Our contracts are expired [in 2012], and Tina is going have a big career directing films and writing. She’s going to be the next Elaine May. She’ll be great”, Baldwin enthused.
Compounded by the impending termination of The Office, this puts NBC in a tricky position as far as programming goes. The discontinuation of 30 Rock would leave NBC with a pretty feeble catalogue – Community, Celebrity Apprentice and the Biggest Loser the flag bearers. It’s fairly reminiscent of the Seinfeld finale which disembowelled the network of high-rating comedy.
All that’s left to do now is speculate on how the show will end.